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Summary
Master of Education Specialisation Multicultural Education (MEDF)

Study Mode
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 12 units

Duration
  • 1.5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • -

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Multicultural education

Strengthen your skills with USQ’s Master of Education (Multicultural Education) to further develop your professional and workplace learning. This degree provides opportunities to explore culturally diverse challenges inside the classroom as well as engage with different communities. This specialisation is ideal for people who work in an educational environment with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Pasifika Peoples, migrants, or refugees and their communities, or in a setting that requires cross-cultural interaction. There is the opportunity to choose either an applied or advanced research focus depending on your future study intentions. (Advanced research focus is required for eligibility for PhD entry.)

Study flexibility

If you are not sure whether you would like to complete an entire Masters degree, apply to study USQ’s Graduate Certificate of EducationGraduate Diploma of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place) or Graduate Diploma of Education (Full Fee Paying) and take the credit from your studies to the Master of Education if you decide to continue studying.

Develop research skills

A significant component of your studies will be research courses designed to expand your understanding of the role of education in society, and the challenges faced by educators in rapidly changing, multicultural communities. Choose between an Applied Research or Advanced Research project.

  • The Applied Research has a practical emphasis on innovative and creative approaches to solving current issues in the education environment. You can use your own experiences as a backdrop to your studies and develop a research project based on your current workplace.
  • The Advanced Research specialisation will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of your education interests. Using research methods, you will explore different approaches to contemporary education, and develop professional research skills essential to undertaking further learning. This specialisation offers a research-based pathway into a PhD, subject to meeting all entry requirements.

Other specialisations in the Master of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place) include: Early Childhood, Guidance and Counselling, Special Education and TESOL.

Specialisations in the Master of Education (Full Fee Paying) include: Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning, Applied Linguistics, Career Development, Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership,Leading and Managing Educational Organisations and Online and Distributed Learning.

Courses to be studied Units
6 x coursework major pathways courses 6
plus 3 x research courses 4
plus 2 x postgraduate electives 2
Total 12

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Students who complete the Advanced Research Pathway may be eligible for entry to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Students who complete the Applied Research Pathway are not eligible to apply for entry to the PhD.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18080

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Approved bachelor degree, or equivalent, in education.
  • Candidates with a bachelor degree, or equivalent, in a non-related discipline may be eligible for entry into USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education. Upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, they may apply for entry into the Master of Education.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

To apply for this degree:

 

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.